Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Very Easy S’mores Dump Cake

This Is A Very Easy S’mores Dump Cake
Just in time for the Fall Season, and so good you'll want it anytime! A Dump Cake just like S'mores, and just as easy to make.
Who doesn't crave S'mores in the Fall, but you don't always have to go outside to have that S'mores adventure. You can just as easily bake it in your home!

Let's get started!
• 5 oz box JELL-O chocolate cook and serve pudding
• 3 cups whole milk
• 12 graham cracker squares
• 1 (15 oz) box chocolate devil’s food cake mix
• 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, divided (I used chocolate chunks)
• 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter – sliced into thin pieces
• 3 cups large marshmallows (I used marshmallow fluff)
• Whipped cream, chocolate chips and/or graham cracker crumbs, for garnish.
1. Pour the pudding mix into a saucepan. Add the milk and whisk until combined.
2. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and cool 15 minutes.

3. Transfer the cooled pudding to the bottom of your 9 x 13 pan.
5. Place a layer of 12 graham crackers, side by side, on top of the pudding (I used Graham Cracker crumbs).

6. Add 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips on top of the graham crackers.
7. Sprinkle the dry cake mix on top of the graham crackers and chocolate chips.
8. Place butter slices on top of the cake mix (about 22) and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

9. Remove from oven and stir where there may be dry spots from the cake mix. Place marshmallows on top. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
10. Bake for an additional 5-6 minutes or until the marshmallows expand and puff up.

11. Cool for 15-20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2022

A Simple Custard Recipe

When I started off, I wanted to make Custard Ice Cream, but the weather changed today, and a regular custard seemed more appropriate.
Here is my first ever simple Custard, and I will say, not having had it before, I like it! It was very easy to make, and turned out well.
Go ahead, as we step into Fall, try this recipe out on your family. I think they will enjoy it as well.
Hint, if you like it a little sweeter you can add an additional 2 tablespoons of sugar, but I didn't think it needed it.
I topped it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon, too!

Simple Custard
Recipe yields 8 servings.
4 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter
4 eggs
½ cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Sprinkle of Cinnamon for topping (optional)

Step 1: Cook and stir milk, vanilla extract, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove mixture from heat before it comes to a boil.
Step 2: Whisk eggs, sugar, and cornstarch together in a bowl until sugar dissolves.

Step 3: Set saucepan back over low heat. Pour in egg mixture slowly, whisking constantly, until custard thickens enough to coat the bottom of a spoon, 5 to 10 minutes. Let cool, but warm is very good as well.

Spoon into serving bowls, ans sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy, and let me know in the comments if you tried this recipe, and how you liked it!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

3 Great Vintage Fall Recipes

3 Great Vintage Fall Recipes. I tried them, and you will too!
Bake and Be Happy! First off we have an all time favorite...

1: Hershey’s Cocoa Fudge
A vintate newspaper recipe for the classic Hershey's Cocoa Fudge. This classic fudge is made with cocoa, sugar, salt, milk, butter or margarine, and vanilla. It's a favorite of everyone, especially kids!

2: Bisquick Impossible Pumpkin Pie
This impossibly easy pumpkin pie is prepped in just 10 short minutes thanks to Bisquick™. It will become an easy family favorite too!
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
1 (13 ounce) can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 eggs
3⁄4 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup Bisquick baking mix
2 1⁄2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla
Heat oven to 350°F Grease pie plate, 9 inch or 10 inch. Beat all ingredients 1 minute in blender on high or 2 minutes with hand beater. Pour into pie plate. Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes; cool.
High Altitude Directions (3500 to 6500 feet): Heat oven to 375°F Decrease bake time to 45 to 50 minutes.
The Best of Bisquick From Betty Crocker.

3: Pumpkin Waffles
This recipe for Pumpkin waffles comes from the 1919 Sunday, Oct 5 – Page 80 of the New-York Tribune (New York, New York)
1 scant cupful cooked and sifted [pureed] pumpkin
1 tsp molasses
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 large cupful flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1 cupful milk
2 Tbsp melted shortening
2 egg whites, stiffly whipped
Mix the molasses, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and lightly beaten egg yolks into the pumpkin.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and sugar.
Gradually combine the mixtures, beating in the milk and melted shortening.
Fold in the stiffly whipped egg whites last of all.
Cook in hot, well-greased waffle irons.

Friday, February 18, 2022

An Easy Quiche Recipe, and the Homemade Crust to go with it.

The other day I wanted a Quiche, so here is what I decided on, and it turned out well. You may want to try it too!
Ingredients for Crust:
¾ cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
5 teaspoons cold water or so...

Step 1. Place flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle in the chopped butter; rub butter into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs. Sprinkle water over the flour mixture, a teaspoon at a time, stirring lightly with a fork. Add just enough water to allow the dough form a ball and cleanly leave the sides of the bowl. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll out dough, and place in a 9 inch pie/quiche pan. Use a fork to prick holes over the bottom of the pastry.
Step 3. Bake crust in preheated oven for 30 minutes before filling with quiche custard of your choice.
For The Quiche.
3 large eggs
2 cups milk or Half and Half cream
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup cooked ham chopped
1 ½ cups shredded cheese divided
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Press pie crust into a 9" pie plate, crimping the top edges if desired.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk/cream, salt and pepper.
Sprinkle ham, 1 cup of cheese into the pie crust and pour the egg mixture over top. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup cheese on top of egg mixture.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the center is completely set.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The 1964 Cream Cheese Brownie Recipe

I can remember having this Cream Cheese Brownie only once, when I was a Cub Scout, and the Den Mother made them. I remembered them as being very good, and I have thought of making them many times since then, and now I have. Not only I, but everyone else who tried them liked them very much. They were just as I remembered, and now you can also try them, and see!

1 pkg (4 ounces) Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate (I used Nestle Cocao)
5 tablespoons butter
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup unsifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Calumet Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Melt chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter over very low heat. Stir. Cool. Cream 2 tablespoons butter with cheese. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming until fluffy. Blend in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.
Beat 2 eggs until light-colored. Slowly beat in remaining 3/4 cup sugar until mixture thickens. Add baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup flour. Blend in chocolate mixture, 1 teaspoon vanilla, nuts and almond extract.
Spread half of the chocolate batter in greased 8 or 9-inch square pan. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Spoon remaining chocolate batter over top. Then zigzag knife through batter to obtain marble effect. Bake in moderate oven (350F) about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool. Cut into 24 squares. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Potatoes and Penne Noodles in White Gravy, Excellent!

I was wondering the other day what to make for dinner, and this is what came of that. I have since looked through the internet for another recipe, and found none. So...did I come up with not only something new, but delicious as well? You be the judge.

Two large potatoes
Roughly 3 cups of Penne noodles
White gravy (instructions below)

Cut potatoes into small chuncks, and boil as normal. Before they are quite done, add Penne noodles, and continue to boil until noodles are soft. The potatoes should also be finished at this point. Remove from stove, and begin the gravy.
White gravy recipe:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2–2 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium low heat.
Add the flour whisking continuously for about 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth and creamy.
Whisk in the cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
Continue cooking while whisking frequently until gravy has thickened to your desired consistency.
Pour over the potatoes, and noodles, and mix. That's it, you're done, Enjoy!
Let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

I was thinking about Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie the other day, and though I hadn't had it for years, so...I thought I would make one.
It's very easy, just pre cut cookie dough, and ice cream (your choice).

1 package of refrigerated precut chocolate chip cookie dough. 1 quart (or so) chocolate chip ice cream, or your favorite flavor.

Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350° for 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Personally, I took the pan out after 15 minutes, and pressed the cookies down into pie crust shape, as they had risen too high. Cool on a wire rack.

Spoon the ice cream into crust. Cover and freezer for 1 hour. Drizzle with chocolate cup syrup, if desired. Enjoy!